We have been told to take a fixed rate mortgage term until now! What has changed???
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We have been told to take a fixed rate mortgage term until now! What has changed???

Before reading any further, if you are the type of person who can’t sleep at night knowing your interest rate may go up, even by just a little, a variable rate mortgage may not be the best option for you. With a fixed rate mortgage term, the mortgage rate and payment(s) you make each month … Continue reading

Why does one lender approve your mortgage application when another one won’t????
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Why does one lender approve your mortgage application when another one won’t????

As a busy Mortgage Broker for the last 16 years and 20 years before that as a banker, the first thought that comes to mind as I write this blog is “one thing is not like the other”.  Ever since all of the mortgage changes came into effect over the last few years, I have … Continue reading

Do you know if your mortgage is a collateral or a standard charge? You should!
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Do you know if your mortgage is a collateral or a standard charge? You should!

Given all of the mortgage products with many different lenders available these days, I would say it’s a good time to remind all to read the fine print in any and every contract put in front of you. If you don’t understand something, you need to ask the questions. As the mortgage interest rates start … Continue reading

What? A mortgage with no regular payments required? Is a Reverse Mortgage right for you?
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What? A mortgage with no regular payments required? Is a Reverse Mortgage right for you?

What is a Reverse Mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows you to turn a portion of your home equity into cash without having to sell your home. The maximum amount you will be able to borrow will depend on your age, your home’s appraised value and the lender. With this long-term financing … Continue reading

Mortgage Pre-Approvals: 7 Things you need to know
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Mortgage Pre-Approvals: 7 Things you need to know

Hopefully, all of the significant government mortgage rule changes are now in our rear-view mirror! Now more than ever, it is extremely important that potential homebuyers get pre-approved to buy a home as the maximum purchase price you may have qualified for in the past has now been reduced by at least 20%! Due to … Continue reading

Why has my mortgage application been declined?!?!
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Why has my mortgage application been declined?!?!

Being declined for a mortgage can be quite disheartening, especially when you consider all of the hard work that goes into applying for one in the first place! Understanding why you were declined allows you to recognize certain areas of your finances that can be improved. The good news is that just because one lender … Continue reading

Bank declined you? What other mortgage options are available?
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Bank declined you? What other mortgage options are available?

With all of the significant government mortgage rule changes I have personally seen a growing segment of the population finding it more difficult to qualify with a prime lender at best rates for a number of reasons. Borrowers with recent credit issues, or those who just don’t make enough income to qualify in the price … Continue reading